Dominique Dethier started playing the piano with already four years. Still with the age of five and a half followed the first small concerts, where she could demonstrate her ability. She was taught in this time in the Russian piano school.
The unique chance of playing piano to the, in professional circles famous and regarded, Professor Paul Buck was for Dominique`s musical development a drastice experience. Prof. Buck took care of her as student - the youngest.
Since her 6th year of age until spring 2006 Prof. Paul Buck had been her great instructor and model. He recognized her great musicality and her musical talent. Under his leadership she learned to sensitise the music she played and to sense the thoughts and feelings of them who composed it. Dominique won different competitions, including among others several "Jugend-musiziert"-competitions.
Dominique got ballet training under the Russian system and was an active member of the St. Eberhardt girls' cathedral chantry Stuttgart. She also played for many years the lead violin of the Merz School-orchestra, Stuttgart.
After her successfully completed final secondary-school examination and the receipt of the special honouring "Konstantin Merz Award" for lasting, outstanding musical
performance at the Merz-Schule Stuttgart, stats-approved private school, Dominique started studying music, major in piano and singing, at the Academy of Music Frankfurt/Main.
Since summer 2011
Dominique has studied as Pro-Student, and continues meanwhile her studies as Post-Student of the Canta Belcanto Academy under Univ. Prof. Mario Diaz, Mozarteum Salzburg, in Salzburg. He has formed
her voice, in the style of Bel Canto, into this groundbreaking kind of singing, in which Dominique sings successfully today.
And by his impulses of a musical kind and of various further aspects of vocal technique, he will continue forming Dominique’s voice and open up her new, also interpretive horizons.
Until summer 2017 Dominique deepens her vocal studies at the Academy of Music Würzburg. Under the leadership of her teacher, himself with an active concert schedule, bass-baritone Sven Fürst, her voice attains on and on gleaming charisma and expressive power and under him she finished sucessfully her study. She has gained additional musical-artistic nuances in different masterclasses among others under KS Camilla Nylund-Saris, Univ.-Prof. Mario Diaz, Prof. Filippo Morace, Prof. Thomas Heyer, Prof. Caroline Stein, Ingeborg Danz.
The studies with i.a. actor Thomas L. Dietz as well as with Joachim Goltz have shaped her acting work with profundity.
Dominique Dethier works together with well-known leading pianists among others with, Vyara Shuperlieva, Gianluca Ascheri, Olga Wien, Trung Sam, Marco Attura, Alexandra Helldorff, Tomoko Aikawa, Ulrich Pakusch, Tobias Krampen, Alessandro Misciasci, Helmut Deutsch.
In the sector of, above all, Early Music has arisen a fruitful and inspiring collaboration with the fantastic, well-known, excellent conductor, pianist and specialist in among others Early Music, historical performance practice, organ and harpsichord, Alexandra Helldorff.
Dominique experiences especially pathbreaking impulses, regarding particularly the sophisticated stylistics of Mozart, through the close collaboration with Prof.
Dr. Dr. h.c. Josef Wallnig, conductor, pianist, among others long-time assistant of Karl Böhm at the Salzburger Festspiele, founder and director of the Mozart-opera Institute at the University
Mozarteum/Salzburg and exceptional, international
renowned expert within the scope of opera interpretation and stylistics of Mozart. For her opera-scenic stage work, Dominique
got decisive and forming suggestions during her great collaboration with the famous opera director Prof. Holger Klembt.
First she was on stage as "La Grande Pretresse" in Holger Klembt's opera production of Rameau's "Hippolyte et Aricie", as well as soloist at the Bavarian Culture and Music Festival "Wasserburger Musiksommer", where she performed, together with pianist and accompanist Rita Kaufmann, on stage in several performances.
Dominique was on stage as "Giunone" in Holger Klembt's opera production of Claudio
Monteverdi's opera "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" at opera school in Würzburg, as well as "Venus" later in his production of Jacques Offenbach's operetta "Orpheus in the underworld", under musical direction of well-known
conductor Ulrich Pakush and as "La Baronessa Irene" in Joseph Haydn's opera "La vera
costanza", as well as "Marcellina" in a concertante version of Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro". Furthermore she could be seen
several times performing at the summer-concert stage of International Summer Academy in Salzburg, as well as at summer festival-concert stage of the International Young Opera Singer Academy
"Vocalissima" in Palermo/Sicily. In concerts on
impressive stages she captured the audience's imagination with expressive concertante interpretations of Konstanze from Mozart's "Entführung aus dem Serail", of Donna Anna from Mozart's "Don
Giovanni" as well as with varied programs including Schumann, Donizetti, Delibes, Poulenc, Verdi. Under guidance of international prestigious tenor and Mozarteum professor for Vocal Arts Mario
Diaz, his colleague conductor Maestro Claudio Gallina and one of the leading opera répétiteuses Vyara Shuperlieva, Dominique has gotten many further significant, indicatory enrichments in the subject
of Belcanto and musical opera interpretation. Also the collaboration with soprano and Italian language vocal coach Antonella Infantino, just as with Tomoko Aikawa, skilled répétiteuse, were therby
fundamentally. Exiting moments of sound were also created in the musical collaboration with rising Italian conductor, pianist and
composer Marco Attura during their interpretive and musical work.
Dominique Dethier has been on stage with different concert programs et al. in Berlin and Salzburg, in Baden-Baden and again in concerts at Bavarian Culture and Music Festival "Wasserburger Klaviersommer", where she performed on stage in summer 2017 among others the "Three songs of Ophelia" by Richard Strauss.
Dominique Dethier works as freelance opera singer and is soloist of Dommusik Salzburg at Salzburg
Cathedral, Salzburg/Austria, under direction of director of music János Czifra. In the moment she works on et al. the role of Cleopatra from Haendel's "Giulio Cesare" and "Semele", Adele from Johann
Strauss' "Fledermaus", Nannetta from Giuseppe Verdi's "Falstaff", Lucia from Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" and Frau Fluth from Nicolai's "The Merry wives of
She could be seen as a soloist as well as chamber music in Bonn at the culture and music festival "Luft und Raum", initiated by famous German alto singer Ingeborg Danz, as well as permanent soloist at Music Festival-week "Salisburgensis Opera et Oratorio – Bel Canto Due Mondi", together with Dommusik Salzburg, subsequent to the Salzburg Festival, where she has already performed Lucia's Flute-Aria from the mad scene as well as Rossini's "Petite Messe Solenelle" at Salzburg Cathedral. Furthermore she was several times successful on stage in concert on the Open-Air-stage of "Charity Summer in the Park-concert series of "Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, where she performed together with her long-time friends and singer colleagues in their founded ensemble "DOSANUGU Salzburg – Young Classic Singers", arias and ensembles from different operas. Dominique sang in Schlosstheater Schönbrunn in Vienna, at Vienna State Opera and in Munich. New York Lyric Opera has already invited Dominique Dethier to sing in Weill Recital Hall in New York's Carnegie Hall, Gilda in Verdi's "Rigoletto.
Further concertante performances as soloist of Dommusik Salzburg at Salzburg Cathedral accompanied by orchestra and choir of Dommusik Salzburg ensued, as well as soloistic and in ensemble on stage at “International Rossini Belcanto Festival”.
In context of the 2nd "Bel Canto Due-Mondi Festival" 2019 in Salzburg, Dominique Dethier captured the audience's imagination as soloist in the European Premiere of "Vísperas para el Corpus Christi" by Peruvian composer Pedro Xíménez Abrill y Tirados, together with the Chamber Music Ensemble of Camerata Salzburg at Salzburg Cathedral. Moreover she could be seen soloistic on stage in two further concerts of the Salzburg Festival.
More concerts in Austria and Germany are next up on the
agenda for the upcoming months. (varied musical
Holy Masses 2021 Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg/Austria I
9th May 2021, 10:00 Holy Mass Salzburg Cathedral – Franz Lachner Missa in E flat major
op. 92 for two Sopranos, Salzburg/Austria I Baroque London/Great Britain I 28th August -
06th September 2021 4th "Bel Canto Due Mondi-Festival, Salzburg/Austria).
As for many of her colleagues, also Dominique Dethier's current stage performance work is strongly affected by the current COVID-19-pandemic worldwide and many concerts couldn't and can't take place as planned, due to the existing measures to avoid a larger spread of Coronavirus. Despite of this situation the artist uses energetically the time and works on varied new roles and Lied programs. Moreover, also this year, she has been chosen, from several international applicants, to work musically, in a new virtual Lied-format, with world-renowned and one of the most demanded song accompanist of our times, Helmut Deutsch.
Besides her musical work Dominique writes poetry, studied German studies and since October 2010, she is published and recorded with her poem "Mein Weltenlauf verdunkelt sich" in "Jahrbuch Frankfurter Bibliothek für das Neue Gedicht 2011" of the Brentano-Gesellschaft Frankfurt/Main, as well as since 2019 with her poem "Musik – Eine Seele ohne Grenzen" in the anthology "Ausgewählte Werke XXII" of "Bibliothek deutschsprachiger Gedichte". She creates moreover musical-literary stage programs.